The Freestyle Football Federation (F3) is the worldwide governing body for freestyle football. With support from top athletes around the globe and a network of country associations, F3 seeks to increase participation in the beautiful game promoting it as a sport and art in its own right, as well as a healthy lifestyle choice for people of all ages.
September 1st marks the official annual Freestyle Football Day, and as this video of some great freesylers shows, all you need is a ball!
K+S is dedicated to showcasing the best soccer films in the world to bring attention to this under-appreciated, emerging film genre. The festival’s roots can be traced to April 2009, when a blind date between two fervent soccer and film fans quickly evolved — in less than two years — into a global festival celebrating soccer culture.
This year K+S takes place in a couple weeks in Portland, OR and then in late September in jolly ol’ London. Check it out, read about it, and by gosh if you’re able, grab a bucket of popcorn and see a flick!
A couple of weeks ago Google included an interactive Olympic-themed Doodles on its home page, honoring our favorite sport. Click here to play by using your keyboard to imitate Hope Solo and try to block as many shots as possible…and don’t let the boss catch you!
We were contacted yesterday by Heather Turney at the Washington State Youth Soccer Association, to let us know that they are in the process of hiring part-time assistant soccer coaches. They need coaches for their newest outreach program called “Soccer for Success,” which will bring a free after school soccer program to elementary schools in Tukwila, Highline, Kent and Auburn.
If you’re a college student or adult looking for a way into coaching, or just want some additional experience, we encourage you to get involved and help out your local community. All the schools serve low-income families.
The program runs three days a week (M/T/Th) for twelve weeks in the fall and twelve in the spring. Each session lasts 2 hours (including set up/tear down) and start times range from 3:00-3:30pm. Assistant Coaches are paid $30/session. To learn more and apply read here for more details. You may also email Heather Turney at WSYSA for more info.
Sunday, August 5th marked our first annual Soccer Recycling Event for which we invited folks to donate their gently used soccer jerseys, soccer cleats and soccer balls.
We sincerely thank everyone who showed up for this event, and for their generous donations of soccer gear. Everything collected during the drive will be given to Seattle’s Rainbow of Magnolia Fountains of Life, a charitable organization that works to improve living conditions in African countries by building schools, water wells and other necessities. The soccer gear is distributed to the children of these remote villages, where soccer has become a much-needed escape from the rigors of their daily lives.
In fact, we’d like to un-officially designate all of August as Soccer Recycling Month, and invite you to stop by anytime during the month with your donations!
Gettin' geared up for the Code Four Athletics Soccer Recycling Event!